SHiFT wrote:Yes, 5000mAh is nothing, I basically got 4 test runs in today, and decided not to run the battery out too much. This relates to the "almost" dying part - but I touched the soldering gun, the soldering clamps annnnnd... both leads of the other LIPO battery. Yes, it sparked in my face. Yes, it instantly melted the contact points on the soldering clamp and the leads of the battery. Yes, I felt like I almost died. And no, I'm not touching that battery again. I am a noob with anything related to this, and even more so with LIPOs. I'm not taking the chance using a battery that might have sustained damage and just ordering another one. In the meantime, I'm running on one.
To be honest mate I think the battery would probably be fine, so long as the short was for a brief moment. do you have a lipo charger that can check the IR of the pack? How long did the flash last? do you recall if the pack got warm at all?
I, and quite a few others from what Ive read have on occasion shorted out lipos for brief periods. And yea, its one way to get the adrenalin pumping!!! In my case I had decided to test my connectors, before sliping the cover on 'em.... just plain stupid. luckily the flash was only for a moment, and apart from a bullet connector with a gaping chasm down one side there was no harm done. the discharge wires and pack didnt even get slightly warm, and it didnt change their IR or capacity at all. And I've been using it for months since with no issues.